Take the Lead

PETA action leaders are volunteers who organize and lead a protest for one of PETA’s strategic campaigns at least every other month. Our strategic campaigns use a variety of tactics, which may include corporate outreach, action alerts, investigations, billboards, and more. As a PETA action leader, you’ll work with PETA staff members who can provide you with the support, materials, and information that you’ll need to lead successful demonstrations and help win victories for animals.

Not ready to plan your own protests? Sign up for PETA’s Action Team to be notified when there are outreach events, demonstrations, and other ways to help animals in your area.

Forced swim test protest at Eli Lilly CEO house

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Date of Birth
Are you a student?
Preferred method of communication
Which PETA campaigns are you most interested in? (Check all that apply.)
Animals used in experimentation
Animals used for food
Animals used for clothing
Animals used in entertainment
Companion-animal issues
Not sure
Is there is a specific company that you want to campaign against (e.g., SeaWorld, Canada Goose, a local animal circus or roadside zoo, etc.)? If so, why?
Which of these statements describe you? (Check all that apply.)
I've never participated in activism before, but I'm excited to start!
I'm vegan.
I sign petitions online and share them with others.
I send in a charitable donation when I can.
I write letters to news outlets, community leaders, and/or corporations.
I make phone calls to advocate for animals.
I volunteer at a local animal shelter.
I host social or community events.
Give me a reason to protest and I'm there!
Which roles or skills are you interested in acquiring or improving? (Check all that apply.)
Leading protests
Being interviewed about animal rights in the media
Organizing large events like marches or veg fests
Mentoring new vegans
Mentoring new activists
Giving presentations on animal rights
Hosting animal rights information tables at public events
Not sure
Do you currently volunteer with or lead another animal advocacy group? Please list it below.
Are you currently a PETA Action Team member?
Have you ever been interviewed by a member of the media?
Do you have any other comments, ideas, or suggestions?
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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind